About Us

Why study with Ad Astra?

Ad Astra Institute; a modern and vibrant education institute in the Australian hospitality industry. With direct links to industry, Ad Astra Institute offers our students the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals, with a strong emphasis on student outcomes.

Ad Astra Institute boasts a reputation in the hospitality industry for excellence and innovation in the design and delivery of quality educational programs. As a student at Ad Astra Institute, you will experience outstanding teaching staff who are highly motivated to ensure all students are work-ready and uphold the reputation of our graduates as being highly skilled and sought after in the industry.

Ad Astra Institute students enjoy outstanding facilities and have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a stimulating, modern and safe environment.

Our commitment to ensuring an outstanding study experience at Ad Astra Institute for our international students also comprises the availability of a wide range of student support services. These services include assistance with language and learning skills, accommodation, recreational activities, health services and personal guidance to ensure the student experience is an enjoyable one.

We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse and vibrant community at Ad Astra Institute.

EXPERT TEACHING STAFF

Our students will learn from our outstanding teaching faculty who are experts in their field. With years of hands-on experience in large hotel chains and prestigious worldwide restaurants, our trainers are highly motivated to ensure all students are workplace-ready, highly skilled and sought after in the industry.

WORLD CLASS FACILITIES

Our students enjoy outstanding facilities in the heart of Melbourne, with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a stimulating, modern and safe environment. These state of the art facilities and small class sizes allow students to maximise their time with expert trainers and get the most out of the program.

SKILLS BASED, HANDS-ON LEARNING

We give our students practical knowledge by teaching them real world skills. A combination of both theory and hands on learning ensures our students are equipped for a real world career when they leave Ad Astra.

ASSISTANCE WITH GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT

Ad Astra are focused on improving the market value of our students in order to assist them with finding employment in the hospitality industry. Through our relationship with Merlin Shift, Ad Astra students are provided with exclusive access to a job matching application, which can provide entry into the Australian hospitality industry.

PATHWAYS TO HIGHER LEARNING

Our courses provide established pathways to higher learning opportunities. By providing our students with internationally recognised skills and qualifications, our students can transition to other courses and possess the skills to work in their industry whilst undertaking further studies.

STUDENT SUPPORT CAPABILITIES

Ad Astra are committed to ensuring an outstanding overall experience for all international students. By offering a wide range of student support services, including assistance with language and learning skills, accommodation, recreational activities, health services and personal guidance, we ensure our students have an enjoyable experience.

MELBOURNE — The world’s most liveable city

Melbourne is not only the food capital of Australia, but has also been voted the ‘Worlds most liveable city’ for six straight years. With world class events, numerous activities and diverse employment opportunities, Melbourne is the perfect place to develop your career.

HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION

Ad Astra Institute provides students with access to homestay accommodation via the Australian Homestay Network (AHN).
The AHN hosts offer more than rooms for rent; they offer a support system and authentic interest in welcoming a student to Australia.

FARM EXPERIENCE

Ad Astra Institute offer our students exclusive access to our educational holiday programme in Mt Gambier. This is an iconic Australian location where the coast meets the country, and is world renowned for its unique product. Students will encounter a unique experience, learning where high quality produce comes from and how it is farmed

Campus Details

Melbourne City Campus

Level 2, 600 Collins St, Melbourne

P 1300 201 334

The Melbourne City Campus is in the perfect location, conveniently situated close to public transport and near the iconic Southern Cross Train Station, with a tram stop right outside the front door.
Situated close to city accomodation, shops, restaurants, sporting activities, parks and all Melbourne has to offer.
Parking is available at nearby commercial car parks.

South Melbourne Training Kitchen

7-21 Buckhurst St
South Melbourne

South Melbourne Campus is the Commercial Training Kitchen for Commercial Cookery students studying in Melbourne.
This campus is conveniently located close to public transport, the famous South Melbourne market, restaurants, bars and shops.
Limited street parking is also available.